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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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Stewart will not face charges
Stewart will not face charges (Getty Images)
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Driver Struck by Tony Stewart Had Pot In System – Enough To “Impair Judgement”

According to a shocking report released Wednesday afternoon, Tony Stewart has been cleared of wrongdoing in the tragic death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in part because the District Attorney's report says Ward was high on marijuana!

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Prosser to decide if they will extend moratorium
Prosser to decide if they will extend moratorium (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Prosser City Council to Decide on Future Pot Moratoriums

Tuesday evening, the Prosser City Council will decide if they will keep the folks at Altitude the happiest in the basin, for at least a little while.

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Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants
Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Plant Theft Highlights Ongoing Problem in Tri-Cities, Elsewhere

The apprehension of multiple suspects Sunday by Kennewick police spotlights a recurring problem with pot plant thefts, usually involving legal medical marijuana patients.

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New bill prohibits welfare recipients buy pot with benefit cards
New bill prohibits welfare recipients buy pot with benefit cards (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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‘No Welfare for Weed’ Law Passed by Congress

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that will try to keep welfare recipients from using their benefits to buy marijuana.

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Stabbing victim had a backpack full of pot
Stabbing victim had a backpack full of pot (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Stabbing Victim Drives Self to Hospital with Backpack Full of Marijuana

Police are trying to piece together the details of a stabbing that occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday in Kennewick.

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Prosser pot store to offer marijuana soda soon
Prosser pot store to offer marijuana soda soon (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Edible Pot Products Coming to Prosser Marijuana Store Soon?

Back in the day,  a person had to smoke weed to get high.  Soon, you might be able to double up on  your munchies.

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Fife, Wenatchee being sued over pot bans
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WA Attorney General Jumps into Pot Lawsuits

Fife and Wenatchee are being sued by perspective marijuana growers and sellers, and the State Attorney General appears to be possibly taking the side of the cities.

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House votes to keep DEA from going after banks accepting pot money
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U.S. House Votes to Prevent Feds from Penalizing Banks Taking Pot Money

It's seen as a positive step by pot stores in our state, but most banks still won't touch drug money even if it's legal.

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